This morning, Nebraska Appleseed and a broad coalition of community partners announced the launch of Raise the Wage Nebraska: a ballot initiative campaign to raise our state’s minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2026.
As a state, we take pride in shared prosperity and caring for our neighbors. We have a responsibility to ensure that every Nebraskan is paid a fair wage.
But Nebraska’s minimum wage of $9 per hour—last raised in 2016—is failing too many of our friends and neighbors who struggle to make ends meet.
We need your help! We must collect over 87,000 petition signatures across Nebraska to qualify it for the November 2022 ballot.
We’ll keep you updated on the status of the campaign and when a petition circulator will be in your area.
We’ll also need a lot of volunteers and people power to make this happen!
Let us know if you would like to collect signatures. We’ll connect you with training opportunities and the details on how to circulate and submit petitions.
I’m confident we can take this on and win because of the many Nebraska partners that have committed to working together to raise the wage:
ACLU of Nebraska, The Arc of Nebraska, Heartland Worker Center, Holland Children’s Movement, NAACP Lincoln Branch, Nebraska Civic Engagement Table, Nebraska State AFL-CIO, No More Empty Pots, OutNebraska, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Nebraska, Power of People Omaha — Political Action Committee, Rabble Mill, Senator Megan Hunt, Senator Terrell McKinney, South of Downtown Community Development Organization, Together, Voices for Children in Nebraska, and YWCA Lincoln.
With your support, we can put this issue on the November 2022 ballot and raise the wage for thousands of Nebraska workers.